Distance Learning Courses

A program of Nautilus Training Alliance courses, offered in an innovative format allowing people to take training during times of travel and meeting restrictions.


The following courses are being scheduled to run in Distance Learning format in Q2 2020. Additional courses will be scheduled subject to demand and later in the year if travel restrictions continue. Places on these courses can be booked through your regional bookings coordinator or through this website once courses are scheduled, please look out for classes with a 'D' prefix.

  • D003: Geological Interpretation of Well Logs - Larry Maple
  • D006: An Introduction to Reservoir Engineering for Geoscientists - Mark Cook
  • D014: Petroleum Economics and Risk Analysis - Mark Cook
  • D020: Carbonate Depositional Systems: Reservoir Sedimentology and Diagenesis – Paul Wright
  • D080: Geophysics for Subsurface Professionals – Steve Western
  • D083: Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation: Principles and Practice – David Eickhoff
  • D427: Reservoir Model Design – Mark Bentley
  • D385: Workflows for Seismic Reservoir Characterisation – Pat Connolly

To learn more or to sign up for these courses, visit EVENT LIST

Courses coming soon.....

  • D274: Unconventional Resource Engineering for Geoscientists
  • D471: The Petroleum System in Unconventional Exploration & Production: Geology, Geochemistry and Basin Modeling – Andy Pepper
  • D479: Applied Statistical Modeling and Big Data Analytics
  • D957: Forecasting Production and Estimating Reserves in Unconventional Reservoirs

North Sea Resevoir Series, 1 day courses coming soon.....

  • W011: North Sea Plays Overview - Dave Quirk and Stuart Archer
  • W013: Devonian Reservoirs Overview, Fluvio-lacustrine - Steven Andrews and Stuart Archer
  • W016: Permian Reservoirs Overview, Fractured Carbonates - Jo Garland
  • W017: Triassic Reservoirs Overview, Fluvial - Gary Nichols and Stuart Archer


Classes delivered in Distance Learning format will be organised as follows:

  1. ‘Live session’ with tutors will be via webinars which will comprise presentations, Q&A sessions and opportunities to review course exercises
  2. A webinar session will typically be 90 -120 minutes and will be hosted by an RPS facilitator to ensure smooth operation of the technology (a video-conferencing facility)
  3. Courses will typically run over 2 weeks or more with webinars scheduled at regular intervals, participants should schedule time in between webinars to complete exercises that will be reviewed in webinar sessions
  4. All course materials, manuals and exercises will be available via RPS Energy Learning Hub
  5. Participants will have access to webinars and other digital resources such as interactive 3D models through the learning portal
  6. Participants will be able to interact with each other and the tutor throughout the course via a ‘chat’ facility on the Learning Hub
  7. Webinars will be recorded and available on the Learning Hub to participants